It’s been two weeks since I last published a blog post. In fact, it’s been two weeks since I have even opened my lap top. I didn’t mean to take a break. I didn’t mean to allow two weeks to elapse, but that’s just the way it is.
A lot of things have brought us to this point. The main reason for the impromptu break has been a lack of time and energy. The summer holidays are great but they do leave you with very little at the end of each day. Trying to fit blogging in around entertaining two children for nine weeks has been hard. I guess it was only a matter of time before something had to give.
Alongside the stress of the summer holidays, there’s been some other stuff going on behind the scenes too. I’ve not really mentioned it on the blog, but I’ve been struggling with some anxiety issues for a while. Over the last few months it’s really come to a head, and a few weeks ago I finally sought advice from my doctor. It’s a long story, and is deserved of more than a paragraph in a post so I’ll be writing about it in more depth soon. But to cut a long story short, I’ve been put on some medication to see how I get on and I’m trying some things at home to help me lower my anxiety levels.
Unfortunately the medication had some side effects to begin and I was left feeling like an extra from The Walking Dead. I was nauseous, tired, irritable and just generally not feeling myself, making it very difficult to write, or do much of anything really!
On top of all of that, we were away on a camping trip last week and then it was my birthday at the weekend. So a combination of feeling rubbish and zero time lead me to this little unplanned break.
Anyway, I’m back today and I’m ready to jump straight in. I have deadlines to meet and plenty of ideas which I’m looking forward to get stuck in to. It feels good to be back after a wee bit of a break, hope no one missed me too much!